On June 22, 2017, the Somerville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone’s request to appropriate and expend $50,000 from the Workforce Training Stabilization Fund for one year of funding for First Source Workforce Readiness programming.
On the same day, the Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to approve the following resolution as submitted by Alderman Niedergang: That the Administration commit to City funding support of $100,000 a year for at least the next three fiscal years for the highly successful, locally-grown First Source job training program, which has worked effectively with hundreds of Somerville residents, placed more than 200 people into jobs, and helped hundreds more develop better job skills and advance their job searches.
The City’s FY18 budget includes $160,000 for City workforce expenditures. This is the first time workforce has been funded via the City budget.
SCC thanks the Board of Aldermen and City staff for moving these items forward.
photo: SCC has helped 100s of Somerville residents complete job-readiness training that prepares them for good paying jobs.